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"Recall Alerts"

05-14-2012

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. NHTSA recalls Navistar, Inc


(1) NHTSA RECALLS NAVISTAR, INC

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 12V196000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): INTERNATIONAL / LONESTAR 2012-2013 INTERNATIONAL / PAYSTAR 2010-2013 INTERNATIONAL / PROSTAR 2010-2013 INTERNATIONAL / TRANSTAR 2010-2013 INTERNATIONAL / WORKSTAR 2010-2013

Manufacturer: NAVISTAR, INC
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V196000 N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,264

Summary: NAVISTAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 THROUGH 2013 PAYSTAR, WORKSTAR, TRANSTAR, AND PROSTAR, AND MODEL YEAR 2012 AND 2013 LONESTAR COMMERCIAL TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 2009, THROUGH APRIL 4, 2012, EQUIPPED WITH A MAXXFORCE 11 OR 13 ENGINE (FEATURE CODE 12UXJ OR 12UXH) AND WITH BOSCH ALTERNATOR FEATURE CODES 08GGN, 08GGR, 08GHG, OR 08GHH. THE ALTERNATOR CABLE MAY RUB ON THE HIGH PRESSURE POWER STEERING HOSE, POSSIBLY CHAFING ITS INSULATION AND CAUSING AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.

Consequence: AN ELECTRICAL SHORT MAY CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH.

Remedy: NAVISTAR WILL INSTALL A STANDOFF BRACKET AND IMPROVE HARNESS ROUTING TO BETTER ROUTE THE ALTERNATOR WIRES AWAY FROM THE POWER STEERING HOSE. NAVISTAR DID NOT PROVIDE AN EXPECTED START DATE FOR THE RECALL, BUT AN INTERIM NOTICE WILL BE MAILED TO OWNERS IF PARTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE BEFORE JUNE 30, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NAVISTAR AT 1-800-448-7825.

Notes: NAVISTAR'S CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 12515. THIS RECALL SUPERSEDES SAFETY RECALL 11V-426, NAVISTAR CAMPAIGN NUMBER 11516. ALL OWNERS THAT HAD THEIR VEHICLES REPAIRED UNDER THE EARLIER RECALL CAMPAIGN WILL NEED TO HAVE THEIR VEHICLE REMEDIED UNDER THIS ONE. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

To see this recall visit: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=12V196&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=email

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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